A southwesterly airflow moving around a large anticyclone in the Tasman Sea eases over New Zealand today.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Mostly sunny with south to southwesterly winds. Some morning cloud and a few showers about Northland clear away.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
A sunny day after a cold start (especially inland), light winds tend southwest in the afternoon.
Eastern North Island
Showers about Gisborne for much of the day (especially coastal) then clearing overnight. A mix of sun and cloud elsewhere. Southwesterlies tend southerly around midday.
Any morning cloud clears then expect sunny weather, light southerlies tend northerly around midday.
Marlborough & Nelson
Sunny with light winds tending north to northeast in the afternoon, a cold start for inland areas.
Any morning cloud clears then becoming sunny, northeasterly winds.
Mostly sunny, some cloud about the coastal fringe increases elsewhere in the evening. Light winds.
Southland & Otago
Sunny, morning cloud about Southland clears. West to northwesterly winds. Afternoon northeasterlies about coastal Otago.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz